At Hillsborough, we have developed a Science Curriculum that equips children with the knowledge and skills to support a future in Science. The curriculum aims to:
Year 1 – Seasonal changes
Year 1 have been working scientifically by observing changes over time. They have been visiting the park each week to observe the Autumn changes. They collected leaves and loved looking at the colours.
Year 2 – Materials
During their Catch-up curriculum, Year 2 investigated materials. They worked scientifically by grouping and sorting materials based on their properties.
Year 3 – Materials
Year 3 recapped their understanding of materials by carrying out an investigation to see the most suitable material for a suit of armour. They tested rigidity, weight, strength and opacity. They also used pipettes to carefully drop water onto different materials to test whether they were waterproof.
Year 4 - States of Matter
Before lockdown, Year 4 had some visitors who gave the children practical experience in their topic ‘States of matter’. The children showed wonderful curiosity and had the chance to use their scientific skills and scientific equipment.
Year 5 – IRIS Microbiology Project
Year 5 took part in the IRIS Microbiology Project, which supports UK wide research into microbes. The children used swabs to collect samples from different areas around the classroom and these were sent for testing.